In defense of Rick Warren’s HIV initiatives
Let me start off by unequivocally stating that I am a fan of Rick Warren. And whilst there are some concerns that have been brought to my attention, I just have not yet had the time to fully investigate them enough for me to revoke my fan status.
One of the more recent issues raised is his whole drive to ‘eradicate’ HIV. The view expressed is that Biblically, we will not be able to cleanse or heal the whole world before Jesus returns (see Matthew 25). And I believe that too. Yet, as humans (and by the grace of God), we have eradicated the world of small pox. What’s to say that we can’t do the same with HIV?
I am not suggesting that we we’ll eradicate all forms of sickness or disease. That would be unBiblical. But surely don’t hang the man for having an ambitious goal.
So, at this point in time, Rick Warren still has my vote.
my name is darryl
and this is what i have to say